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Photos: Denver's top twelve tourist attractions

According to Visit Denver, the Mile High City set a tourism record in 2012, with the number of visitors and spending at an all-time high.

The organization also drills down to reveal the top twelve tourist attractions in the city — and the most popular ones, as well as the order in which they appear, are apt to surprise plenty of folks. Count them down below — and see a graphic and more information about the tourism record courtesy of Visit Denver.

Number 12: Red Rocks Park Number 11: Flatirons Crossing Mall Number 10: Denver Downtown Aquarium
Number 9: Colorado State Capitol Number 8: Denver Art Museum Number 7: Buffalo Bill's Museum/Grave Continue to keep counting down Denver's top twelve tourist attractions.
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